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Family friend held for sexual assault of 19-year-old in Pune

The police arrested him hours after a case in the matter was registered at Dattawadi police station under the Pune city police.

pune Updated: Aug 28, 2018 17:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The police arrested him hours after a case in the matter was registered at Dattawadi police station under the Pune city police. (AFP)

An autorickshaw driver named Yunush Haseem Shaikh, 50, was arrested and remanded in police custody on Monday for sexual assault of the 19-year-old daughter of his family friends.

The police arrested him hours after a case in the matter was registered at Dattawadi police station under the Pune city police.

“The girl approached the police last evening (Sunday) and narrated the incident. She said that he had been assaulting her since 2017,” said police sub inspector (PSI) M Hazare of Dattawadi police station who is investigating the case.

“The families of the victim and the accused knew each other for some time and she was living with the latter’s family to pursue education,” the police official said.

Shaikh was produced before a local court on Monday and remanded in four-day police custody. The girl was, meanwhile, subjected to medical examination at the Sassoon General Hospital. During his police custody, Shaikh will also be subjected to medical examination.

The parents of the girl are from Mumbai. Her father works in a garage while her mother is a homemaker, the police said.

A case under Sections 376 (sexual assault), 504 (insult with an intention to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against Shaikh at Dattawadi police station.

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 17:10 IST